Art of Access Strategies for Acquiring Public Records

ISBN-10: 1604265507
ISBN-13: 9781604265507
Edition: 2010 (Revised)
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Description: Whatever you're trying to learn about the world-as a journalist or as an informed citizen- public records often hold the key. But what records, where? And how to get them? It starts with understanding the Freedom of Information Act, but what you  More...

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List price: $38.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: CQ Press
Publication date: 2/23/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.012
Language: English

Whatever you're trying to learn about the world-as a journalist or as an informed citizen- public records often hold the key. But what records, where? And how to get them? It starts with understanding the Freedom of Information Act, but what you really need are strategies for dealing with the officials who stand between you and the information you seek. Gaining access to records is an art, one that requires an organized approach and a good understanding of human behavior. The Art of Access is a how-to guide for putting the law into action and using ingenuity to pry records loose. Building on their own experience and interviews with more than 100 practitioners, FOI experts and longtime journalists David Cuillier and Charles Davis help you rethink the information-gathering process and develop a document state of mind. With Cuillier and Davis's strategies, get ready to: overcome roadblocks and illegal denials; better understand government officials' perspectives so you can more successfully work with them; find more and better online resources and mine them effectively; and write document-based stories that resonate with readers. A "Pro Tips" feature showcases advice from some of the best in the business, from media lawyers and prominent journalists to a private investigator and other access experts. At the end of each chapter, a Try It! section offers exercises and story ideas that will empower you to start finding and using documents right away. Appendixes include a comprehensive list of online FOI resources as well as an annotated Record Album that guides you AZ to records on everything from abandoned buildings and air quality to workplace safety and zoning. The Art of Access Blog! www.theartofaccess.com Visit the authors' blog for updates to the book's handy Record Album, linking readers to hundreds of sources for public records. Also find story ideas, tips, as well as course activities and assignments.

David Cuillier, Ph.D., is chairman of the Society of Professional Journalists' national Freedom of Information Committee and is a newsroom FOI trainer for the national SPJ on-the-go newsroom training program. He gathered public records as a government reporter and city editor for a dozen years at daily newspapers in the Pacific Northwest. He is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Arizona, teaching computer-assisted reporting, public affairs reporting and access to information. He has earned national honors for his access teaching exercises and research in freedom of information, including the 2007 Nafziger-White Dissertation Award by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for the top dissertation in the field.

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